FROM JULY 30, 2019
Welcome back to our website!
Online registration is now open for Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball’s fall ball program.
Our fall baseball program runs six weekends from Aug. 17-Sept. 29*. Games are on the weekend … Saturday’s at the Crow Creek Park 4-Plex for all but the oldest kids, and Sunday’s at Devils Glen Park for the 14-and-over crowd.
There are no games Labor Day Weekend. Practice time is available during the weeknights; games also can be scheduled because of rainouts or special request.
The special fall divisions are:
— Rookie: Ages 6-8 as of Sept. 15, or grades 1-3 suggested. Coach Pitch rules are followed. This is a great place to start and build experience for next season!
— Single-A: Ages 8-10 or Grades 3-5. A chance for Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch players/teams to get used to the next-level rules in the Minors division.
— Double-A: Ages 11-13 or Grades 5-7. A chance for Minors players/teams to preview the Majors division style of play.
— Triple-A: Ages 14-over or Grades 8-12. A smash up for our Juniors and Seniors division to allow Juniors players/teams a chance to look ahead to the future on a full-sized diamond, and Seniors division players to remain active and work on baseball and leadership skills.
Registration is $40. The registration deadline is Aug. 10.
Game balls and umpires provided.
Summer BPV teams encouraged, but not required, to stay together. If there are 2-3 or more kids/coaches wishing to stay together, please let us know. All registrants are placed on a team. NOTE: Existing team jerseys are worn (or provide a similarly colored hat & t-shirt/baseball sleeves).
Fall Ball is intended to be a great bridge to the next level next season! The idea is to develop skills/experience by playing as much extra baseball as possible.
Besides batting the entire lineup, as all divisions in BPV follow, special rules also are used:
— TIME LIMITS: 1 hour & 45 minute cut offs (10-run rule enforced after 4 innings; 5-run limit each inning; play as many innings as the time limit affords)
— PITCHERS: Limited to 2 innings pitched per game & 3 innings per day if doubleheaders are played (goal: use multiple pitchers & develop more hurlers with mound time)
— EACH PLAYER: Must play the infield at least 2 innings per game (goal: develop multiple positions)
— SPEED UP: Mandatory courtesy runners for catchers & pitchers; replacements ready for catchers making the 3rd out as a hitter (goal: maximize the time allowed)
— SUBS: May borrow other BPV Fall League players to avoid a forfeit, but they should bat last and should not pitch (goal: play as much as possible; forfeits do no one any good)
BPV BANDITS NIGHT
Our program’s annual trip to watch the Quad Cities River Bandits and enjoy all of the amenities at Modern Woodmen Park is Friday, August 9.
This BPV fundraiser offers a fun postseason excursion for teams to celebrate the season together! The 6:35 p.m. game features* post-game fireworks* and a charity jersey auction.
Tickets are $4 for children and* $8 for adults*, with the Bandits donating $4 from each adult ticket back to the BPV to support youth baseball in our community!
To order tickets online, visit http://bpvbanditnight.com/
Mailing instructions are available along with more information on the website, too. For questions, email Matt Wood at Woodee1205@yahoo.com.
BPV TOURNEY TEAMS
Tryouts for BPV’s 13-under Tournament Team are Saturday, Aug. 3 (10 a.m.-noon) at Crow Creek Park’s diamond No. 5 (Smitty Field). The rain date is Monday, Aug. 5 (6-8 p.m.).
The tryouts are for the 2020 spring season. This team will be playing BPV Junior league games during the week and 2-3 USSSA tournaments per month. Players with birthdates between 5/1/2006 and 4/30/2007 are eligible.
If you plan to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, player name and mobile number so we can ensure the tryout is able to accommodate those interested.
For more information, contact Fleet Larsen at email@example.com or 563-370-6718.
Tryout dates will be announced soon for a BPV 12U Tournament Team.
Tryouts for* BPV’s 8U & 9U tournament team*s also will be announced this week. To get on the announcement list, please email Matt Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches are needed for the 8U team. Coaches also are needed for a second 9U team. Again, please contact Matt Wood at email@example.com.
For more information about the weekend tournament teams, or about forming 10U and 11U teams, contact Dan Escontrias at firstname.lastname@example.org.